- The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Debbie Grant-Kelterborn
With the Nov. 6 election just a few short weeks away, voters are encouraged to learn more about how the Northville Public Schools technology bond will benefit students and teachers in the classroom — while also maintaining the existing millage rate for taxpayers — by visiting www.voteyesnps.org.
The website is sponsored by Vote Yes! For NPS, a citizen-led ballot question committee comprised of about 15 Northville school parent and community volunteers who have joined forces to get the word out about the technology bond, which will raise $20.87 million for technology improvements across the school district over the next nine years if taxpayers are willing to maintain the existing 4.3-mill rate they currently pay.
While almost 90 percent of the bond funds (more than $18 million) are earmarked for technology needs, the bond proposal also includes approximately $2 million for the purchase of replacement buses for the district’s aging fleet.
The Vote Yes! For NPS website provides details on how a YES vote on the technology bond will:
- Provide proven educational technology that adapts to students’ learning styles and prepares students for a lifetime of learning.
- Strengthen college and career readiness of students.
- Maintain the current millage rate of 4.3-mills for taxpayers.
- Keep General Fund dollars in the classroom.
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